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“A university-based centre dedicated to improving treatment and prevention of addiction and related problems for people in Aotearoa New Zealand.”

Guiding principles of the National Addiction Centre

It is intended that output from the National Addiction Centre research will motivate both the teaching and consultation activity of the Centre in line with three guiding principles.

The National Addiction Centre is:

  • Committed to working in accord with the letter and spirit of the Treaty of Waitangi as the founding document of modern New Zealand society.
  • Focused on the people in Aotearoa New Zealand who have addiction and co-existing disorders related problems and their families/whanau.
  • Dedicated to assembling scientific evidence as the basis for improving treatment for people with these problems.

National Addiction Centre group photo
From left: Doug Sellman, Ria Schroder, Lisa Andrews, Simon Adamson, Jenny Jordan, James Foulds.

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